Commercial, Solar - June 29, 2021
MGM Resorts Launches 100 MW Solar Array for Las Vegas Operations
MGM Resorts International is now receiving up to 90% of the daytime power needs for its 13 Las Vegas resorts from its own 100 MW solar array.
The solar installation will assist the resort chain in the pursuit of its goal to reduce emissions by 45% per square foot by 2025. The Mega Solar Array features 323,000 panels across 640 acres and will solely provide energy to MGM Resorts.
The project was developed in partnership with Invenergy through a 20-year PPA. Invenergy sold a 75% interest in the array to AEP Renewables, while Invenergy Services will provide operations and maintenance of the system
MGM Resorts also announced two new science-based goals: reducing Scope 1 and 2 emissions 50% by 2030 and sourcing 100% renewable electricity in the US and 80% globally by 2030.
“With MGM Resorts' significant scale and resources, we're positioned to make a meaningful difference in the fight against climate change, and we recognize our responsibility to build a more environmentally sustainable future,” Bill Hornbuckle, CEO and president of MGM Resorts, said in a statement. “Today we're marking a significant step forward in our environmental sustainability initiatives in Las Vegas and our long-term vision to protect the planet and achieve an enduring, positive impact in our communities worldwide.”
MGM Resorts most recently developed an 8.3 MW solar array in Mandalay Bay in 2025 and has invested over $60 million in energy efficiency for its U.S. properties between 2007 and 2019.